Small House Fever
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Looking for a home with historic charm, an inner Loop location and a prestigious zip code? If you don't mind paying $395,000 for a small package, a bungalow at 1911 W. Mckinney St. could be just the charmer.
A bit of background
Located in the small Temple Terrace neighborhood just off Allen Parkway, the property sits on this quiet, one-block street within walking distance to the trails of Buffalo Bayou Park. Built in 1936, 1911 W. Mckinney St. shows off its bungalow style with hardwood floors, as well as sensitive upgrades that have kept the house in pristine condition.
A recent viewer of the house called it one of the best original homes of its type in the area.
You enter the house from a covered porch with arches into the light-filled living room with a gas fireplace in painted brick surround. Tucked conveniently nearby is the bright dining room with wainscoting in an accent Wedgewood-blue hue. The floor plan flows into a cozy kitchen, greeting homeowners and visitors with cheerful white-tile countertops and plentiful cabinetry.
At hand for any would-be chef are a gas stove and modern appliances, as well as a stained-glass kitchen window.
The master bedroom and second bedroom share the bath, highlighted by original green tile countertops, bath tub and shower — all in mint condition.
A tile patio creates a space for outdoor leisure, and the huge backyard is perfect for play. Owners park their cars with the click of an automated driveway gate. The metal roofing is a recent upgrade.
Square footage: 1,301
Asking price: $395,000